Martha Ballard's Diary, April 3 - 12, 1786

3 2
Clear but Cold. I have been at home. Mr Ballard Returnd from Sebastacuk; Informs that Son Towns famely are well Except yr Dafter Patty. mrs Straten put to Bed Last week. A Town meeting in town ys Day.   
4 3
a Clear Day. I have been at home. we Breud. mr Gillbreth Came, he is helping pick mill. Hannah & Dolly spunn Tow. mr Ballard reckoned with James & Georg Bolton.   
5 4
A Clear, Pleasant day. thee Girls washt and went to mr Bysbees. I have been at home ys day. Mr Ballard Been out to purChace Loggs.   
6 5
Clear & pleast, Fast Day. mrs Weston here, Doct Coney also, & dind. we had a Legg of pork. mr Ballard Carried mrs weston home. I have been at home all day. mr BiSbe remoovd to his farm.   
7 6
Clear, Some snow fell Last night. mrs Wilms here ys aftern. Polly Hamlin at Evinng. I finisht Cyruss Gloves. have been at home all Day.   
8 7
Clear & Cool. I doubeld & twisted some Tow yarn. Susanna Cowin Brought home 13yds of Cloath which Shee wove for me. mr Burrows & wido Clearks son Slept here.   
9 A
Clear, wind N.W. Mr Williams & his wife Dind with us. Hannah & Dolly went home wh her.   
10 2
Clear, wind NW. Mrs Springer Dind here. we spun Tow.   
11 3
Clear. we Spun Tow & Brewd. yong mrs Hardin here & drank Tea. Jono gon to Sebastakuc. Mr Ballard tended Saw mill.   
12 4
Clear & warm. I went to mr Williamss. mrs Pollard Came home wt me. mr Pollard supt here, mr Savage, Theoph & Polly also. I began a Stockin fr mr Balld.   

Source: Transcription courtesy of Robert and Cynthia McCausland.